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The Broken Poppy
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Price: Free! Words: 29,710. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Remembering all those who died in WWI on it's 100th anniversary.
A Tale of Two Cities
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Price: Free! Words: 140,230. Language: Australian English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a special reading program devised by journalist Dave McKay. The program paraphrases classic novels, primarily targeting people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. 1700 different English words are used in "A Tale of Two Cities".
Torc
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Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Coinneach, the might king of the Durotriges, is dead. His son, Ruadh, is king. Before his death, Coinneach made a pact with the Romans, who are now coming to meet the new king. Ruadh longs for peace and intends to honour the pact. However, the procurator, Decimus, has decided the Durotriges need bringing in line. What will Ruadh do?
Pride of the Britons
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Price: Free! Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
As the Roman Empire crumbles in Ancient Britain, feudalism is replacing the old power structure and to stand against invaders the Celtic clans need a hero, the true King Arthur.
A Sweet Blitz
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
'A Sweet Blitz’ is a short but sweet wartime fable. A young girl, Sarah, is given some advice from her mother: ‘never accept gifts when you do somebody a favour’, advice which Sarah subsequently ignores given the lure of chocolate. Haunted by paranoia and guilt, Sarah eventually seeks solace in the forbidden bounty that drove her mad. She is appalled by what she finds, finally learning her lesson.
Napoleon's Lance
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Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: British English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The military reversals of 1808 leave the agents of the Aliens Office as the last line of defence against Napoleon. A short story of espionage and adventure.
166
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Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: Australian English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
166 is a dark, horrific short story about the 7/7 London bombings- from the perspective of thee home ground terrorist Germaine Lindsay. A deep, realistic portrayal of a man's last thoughts before murdering countless people.
Arthur Rhyfelfawr
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Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
King Arthur prequel! Excerpt from priest's court log, Aberffraw: "I am Arthur, son of King Uthr of the Pecsa. I pledge my loyalty in all things until such time as I am able to return to my homeland and avenge my father." The boy is scrawny but forthright. I would wager he would have made an excellent holy man, and he will make for a terrifying king if he ever carves out a kingdom.
Blackwater
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Price: Free! Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a time when death is common, life is cheap and superstition rife, anyone can find their world torn apart by gossip and accusations. Can one lonely girl find the love and companionship she craves? Or will her heart lead her into more danger than she can imagine?
Die laaste groet
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Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
Gaslight
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Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's London, 1920. Newly demobilized soldiers have flooded the capital's streets but an ungrateful country isn't ready for them. Harry Costello has returned from the horrors of the Somme to no job, no money and no prospects. Desperate times demand desperate measures and when an opportunity to burgle a house presents itself, Harry seizes the chance. But things don't go quite to plan...
In the Belly of the Beast
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You set the price! Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Thomas McAndrew is a stoker on the maiden voyage of a Royal Mail Steamer; the biggest and finest to fly the British flag. Thomas is disturbed by unspoken thoughts of foreboding and dread, a fear of something bad. A fire in one of the giant coal bunkers is hastening their passage across the icy North Atlantic and their course for a fateful meeting.
Hidden Histories
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Price: Free! Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
“Hidden Histories” is a family saga spanning almost eighty years and set in Ireland, Scotland and England. It is about the impact of political and historic forces on ordinary lives, the interdependence of past and present, exploring how identity is transmitted from one generation to the next. It is also a story of the separation of mothers from their children and of the bonds between them.
The Culann Chronicles, Book 2, Picts' Plight
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Series: The Culann Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Exciting historical novel set in 7th century Caledonia and Northern Britain. We follow the adventures of a gallant Irish warrior monk, an intrepid Irish Princess who joins the Celtic Church and a daring young Pict.
The Battlefield: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Battlefield is a record of an event that took place, in a small coal mining village, towards the end of the Second World War. The place was New Silksworth, located in the Rural District of Sunderland, County Durham, England. At that time there were perhaps hundreds of these villages in the northern region of the United Kingdom and particularly in the county of Durham.
Pommeroy
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Price: Free! Words: 154,870. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Desperate actions of the rich and powerful keeping their secrets in this sweeping family drama of the great house of Pommeroy breach class divides in the epic style of Downton Abbey. Lord Richard Devenish returns wounded from the Boer War where his friend Jack has died. But the shattering results of Jack’s dying message to his sister Lily create, from heartbreak, reconciliation and a new love.
Fortune's Hazard
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Price: Free! Words: 104,910. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
Georgiana Leighton’s worthless husband has gambled away all her money in the ‘hells’ of Regency London before being murdered by another player. The penniless young widow must risk all on a chance to save herself and her child by accepting sanctuary among strangers on Exmoor. Who to trust among her new companions? But sinister intrigue and danger lead, finally, to a powerful love.
Secrets
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Price: Free! Words: 21,320. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It’s fascinating to discover your family history or is it? What if you find out something you’d rather not know?
For King and Country
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Price: Free! Words: 87,910. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00 from 12 reviews)
Told from the eyes of Charles Stuart, the Prince of Wales, For King and Country is set in England during its Civil War. Follow the young prince as he tries to balance his loyalties to his house with his loyalties to his people against the backdrop of the European enlightenment.
Wessex Tales: "A Short Walk in France" (Story 30)
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Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
Friday September 15th, 1916. Just before dawn a young soldier from Okeford goes over the top, advancing into enemy machine gun fire. It's the first day of the second battle of the Somme.